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Players/Pitchers of the Week 2011 (BC Players only)

bc  baseball player gipson brandonNCAA Division II South Region Player of the Week (as of April 26, 2011)

Brandon Gipson (C/3B, 6'5", SR, Detroit, MI)
Senior Utility player Brandon Gipson has been named NCAA Division II South Region Player of the Week. The Detroit, Michigan native has won every award possible this year. He has been named Player of the Week in the SIAC five times he has been named Black College Baseball player of the week. The South region is make-up of three conferences the SIAC, the Gulf South, and the Sunshine conference. Gipson is currently the nation's top hitter and he is third in stolen bases.

NCBWA Announces Division II National Players of the Week. Benedict senior third baseman Brandon Gipson is the National Hitter of the Week (March 20, 2011):

Brandon Gipson (Detroit, Mich.) went 12-for-17, including two triples and two doubles, with a .706 batting average and a 1.059 slugging percentage in six games. The 6-5 senior had 13 RBIs and scored 10 runs with six stolen bases and a .773 on-base percentage. Defensively, Gipson had a .933 fielding percentage. He helped Benedict to a 4-2 record with a 9-4 win over Saint Augustine's and a three-game series sweep over Clark Atlanta (12-2, 31-1,17-4), where he was 8-for-10 from the plate.

2011 NCBWA Division II Hitter of the Week (March 20, 2011): Brandon Gipson.

NCAA Division II South Regional Hitter of the Week (March 20, 2011): Brandon Gipson.


SIAC East Division Player of the Week (as of February 22, 2011)

Selwyn Young (SS, 5'10", SR, Los Angeles, CA)
Young, a native of Los Angeles, CA, recorded eight hits, including a double and six RBIs, with a .444 batting average and a slugging percentage of .818 in five games. The 5-7 senior scored four runs along with six stolen bases and an on-base percentage of .500. Young, who had a hit in all five games, was also perfect in the field with a .1000 fielding percentage and helped lead the Tigers to 3-2 record with victories over Voorhees (9-0, 15-5) and Shaw (4-3).

SIAC East Division Pitcher of the Week (as of February 22, 2011)

Eric Cordova (RHP, 5'11", SR, Los Angeles, CA)
Cordova, a native of Los Angeles, CA, pitched five shutout innings with seven strikeouts, no walks, and just one hit in the Tigers season opener against Voorhees. The 6-0 senior was 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in one appearance this past week.

SIAC East Division Player of the Week (as of March 9, 2011)

Christopher Miller (OF, 6'0", SR, Detroit, MI)
Miller, a native of Detroit, MI, was three for eight from the plate with a .375 batting average and a slugging percentage of .625. The 6-0 outfielder had an on-base percentage of .375, scored one run with one stolen base. Defensively, Miller was perfect in the field with a 1.000 fielding percentage.

bc  baseball team  vs tuskegee university donald williamsSIAC East Division Pitcher of the Week (as of March 9, 2011)

Donald Williams (RHP, 6'5", SR, Carson, CA)
Williams, a native of Carson, CA, pitched six innings against #1 ranked Georgia College & State and finished with seven strikeouts and just two walks. The 6-5 pitcher finished with an ERA of 4.50.

SIAC East Division Co-Player of the Week (as of March 14, 2011)

Michael Jordan (SS, 5'5", JR, Miami, FL)
In six games, Jordan, a native of Miami, FL, also finished the week with nine hits, including two doubles, a .529 batting average, and seven RBIs. The 5-5 junior also had a slugging percentage of .647 while scoring eight runs. Jordan had an on-base percentage of .823 along with six stolen bases. He had an impressive .967 fielding percentage while helping the Tigers to a 5-1 record including a two-game sweep over Voorhees and a three-game sweep over Morehouse.

SIAC East Division Pitcher of the Week (as of March 14, 2011)

Donald Williams (RHP, 6'5", SR, Carson, CA)
Williams was named the top pitcher in the east for the second consecutive week after going 2-0 for the week with a 1.78 ERA. He had six strikeouts in 11.2 innings pitched with just three walks. The 6-5 senior from Carson, CA pitched a complete game shutout in the Tigers' 9-0 win over Morehouse.

SIAC East Division Player of the Week (as of March 21, 2011)

Brandon Gipson (C/3B, 6'5", SR, Detroit, MI)
Gipson, a native of Detroit, MI, went 12-for-17, including two triples and two doubles, with a .705 batting average and a 1.058 slugging percentage in six games. The 6-5 senior had 13 RBIs and scored 10 runs with six stolen bases and a .772 on-base percentage. Defensively, Gipson had a .933 fielding percentage. He helped Benedict to a 4-2 record with a 9-4 win over Saint Augustine's and a three-game series sweep over Clark Atlanta (12-2, 31-1,17-4), where he was 9-for-10 from the plate.

bc  baseball team  vs shaw university michael jordanSIAC East Division Pitcher of the Week (as of March 21, 2011)

Michael Jordan (SS, 5'5", JR, Miami, FL)
Jordan, a native of Miami, FL, pitched eight total innings with 15 strikeouts in two appearances. The 5-5 utility player was 1-0 for the week with a win against Clark Atlanta along with a 2.25 ERA.

SIAC East Division Player of the Week (as of April 4, 2011)

Brandon Gipson (C/3B, 6'5", SR, Detroit, MI)
Gipson, a native of Detroit, MI, went 9-for-12, including five doubles, with a .750 batting average and a 1.167 slugging percentage. The 6-5, 210-pound senior hit nine RBIs and scored four runs while also stealing four bases on five attempts with a .542 on-base percentage. Defensively, Gipson had a .944 fielding percentage while helping lead the Tigers to a three-game sweep over Tuskegee in their weekend series. This is the second player of the week honor this season for Gipson, who was also named NCBWA National Player of the Week, as a hitter, that same week.

SIAC East Division Pitcher of the Week (as of April 4, 2011)

John Walton (LHP, 6'5", JR, Augusta, GA)
Walton, a native of Augusta, GA, pitched seven innings with two strikeouts to help lead Benedict to a 19-2 win over Tuskegee. The 6-5 junior finished the week with a record of 1-0 and a 2.57 ERA.

SIAC East Division Player of the Week (as of April 11, 2011)

Brandon Gipson (C/3B, 6'5", SR, Detroit, MI)
Gipson, a native of Detroit, MI, earned his third player of the week honor this season by going 7-for-12 from the plate, including a home run, a triple, and a double, with a .583 batting average and a 1.083 slugging percentage. The 6-5 senior, who had an on-base percentage of .643, drove in two runs and stole six bases while also scoring seven runs. Defensively, Gipson was perfect in the field with a 1.000 fielding percentage. He helped lead Benedict to a 4-0 record for the week, their ninth straight win overall, including a 14-0 win over Winston Salem State and three-game series sweep over Paine.

bc  baseball team  vs wssu eric cordovaSIAC East Division Pitcher of the Week (as of April 11, 2011)

Eric Cordova (RHP, 5'11", SR, Los Angeles, CA)
Cordova, a 5-8 senior, pitched 11 total innings with 13 strikeouts, including a complete game shutout against Winston Salem State where he struck out nine batters. The Los Angeles, CA native went 1-0 for the week with a 2.45 ERA.

SIAC East Division Player of the Week (as of April 18, 2011)

Brandon Gipson (C/3B, 6'5", SR, Detroit, MI)
Gipson is named the east's top player for the fourth time this season after batting an astonishing .813 from the plate with 13 hits, including two home runs, a triple, and three doubles, in five games. The 6-5 senior had a 1.500 slugging percentage with four RBIs and nine runs scored. The Detroit, MI, native had an on-base percentage of .692 with nine stolen bases on ten attempts. Defensively, he was also impressive with a fielding percentage of .966. He helped lead the Tigers to their 14th straight win by defeating Morris College, twice, and sweeping Albany State in their three-game weekend series.

SIAC East Division Pitcher of the Week (as of April 18, 2011)

Eric Cordova (RHP, 5'11", SR, Los Angeles, CA)
Cordova pitched nine total innings, including a complete game, with 14 strikeouts and no walks in two appearances. The Los Angeles, CA native went 1-0 with a save and a 2.99 ERA for the week.


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